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  • CHILDREN’S BOOKS &

    ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

    ALEPH-BET BOOKS, INC. 85 OLD MILL RIVER RD.

    POUND RIDGE, NY 10576 (914) 764 - 7410 CATALOGUE 116

  • ALEPH - BET BOOKS - TERMS OF SALE Helen and Marc Younger

    85 Old Mill River Rd. Pound Ridge, NY 10576 phone 914-764-7410 fax 914-764-1356

    www.alephbet.com Email - helen@alephbet.com

    POSTAGE: UNITED STATES. 1st book $8.00, $2.00 for each additional book. OVERSEAS shipped by air at cost. PAYMENTS: Due with order. Libraries and those known to us will be billed. PHONE orders 9am to 10pm e.s.t. Phone Machine orders are secure. CREDIT CARDS: VISA, Mastercard, American Express. Please provide billing address & security code. RETURNS - Returnable for any reason within 1 week of receipt for refund less shipping costs provided prior notice is received and items are shipped fastest method insured VISITS welcome by appointment. We are 1 hour north of New York City near New Canaan, CT. Our full stock of 8000 collectible and rare books is on view and available. Not all of our stock is on our web site

    COVER ILLUSTRATION - #173 - Watercolor from French manuscript

    #147 - Lead Hornbook

    #87 - Edmund Dulac 1 of 6 watercolors from manuscript

    #91 - 1st paper dolls printed in America

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    WITH DIE-CUT COVER TUCK PUBLISHER

    1. ABC. ALL THROUGH THE ALPHABET. (London: Tuck), no date, circa 1880. Oblong 4to (9 x 7 1/4”), pictorial wraps, professional spine strengthening and offsetting at gutters, VG. Inserted into the front cover is a circular die-cut scene with 3 children behind a slatted die cut gate, looking at an Ass with a giant letter “A” next to it. Featuring 8 charming full page chromolithographs and with text pages illustrated green. $300.00

    RARE DEAN RAG “BLACK” ABC 2. ABC. (BLACK) PICKANINNY ABC. London: Dean 1905. 8vo (6 x 8 1/4”), pictorial cloth, light cover soil else VG+ clean condition. Printed on cloth, each page is illustrated in color [by Vernon Edward Barrett] portraying stereotypical Blacks for each letter of the alphabet. “A” stands for Alabama Coon “G” shows a Black golfer, and “W” shows a boy eating a watermelon. Very scarce and a clean copy. See Cope: Dean Rag Books #39. $1200.00

    HARRISON CADY 3. ABC. (CADY) ANIMAL ALPHABET by Harrison Cady. Whitman, no date circa 1930. 4to (9x12”), pictorial wraps, Fine condition. A truly wonderful alphabet book, this is printed on a range of brightly colored papers. Each page has a large, full color illustration by Cady (plus silhouette endpapers) with a 4 line rhyme above each illustration. Fanciful and eye-catching and very scarce. $475.00

    CHRISTMAS ABC 4. ABC. (CHRISTMAS) CHRISTMAS STORIES ABC. Chicago: Donohue, no date, circa 1925. 8vo (6 ½ x 8 ½”), pictorial wraps, printed on linen-like paper, some cover soil else VG+. This is a charming Christmas ABC with most letters represented by Christmas objects. Illustrated with color covers, 4 full page color illustrations and full page black & whites by Helen Chamberlain (Denslow-like style). $225.00

    EARLY AMERICAN LIMERICK ABC 5. ABC. (EARLY AMERICAN) RUMMICAL RHYMES WITH PICTURES TO MATCH SET FORTH IN FAYRE PROSPECT ALPHABETICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY. [NY]: (Hurd & Houghton), no date, circa 1860. 8vo (5 ½ x 8 1/4”), pictorial wraps, professional spine strengthening and some cover soil, [24]p. + cover, VG. For each letter of the alphabet there is a nonsensical limerick involving the name of a town beginning with the particular letter (I and J, U and V are combined two to a page). “There was a young lady of Cork, Who declining to eat with a Fork, Her fingers would use, And the feelings abuse, of the delicate people of Cork.” Each page has a humorous, large 3-color illustration, with the cover signed by C. Edmonds. Scarce. $750.00

    GREAT MILITARY ALPHABET 6. ABC. (MILITARY) ARMY AND NAVY DROLLERIES by Captain Seccombe. London: Frederick Warne, no date, circa 1870. 4to (9 x 10 ½”), gilt pictorial cloth, light normal wear, VG++. First edition (second edition is stated and lists the author as Major, not Captain). Printed on one side of the paper, every letter is represented by a full page poem dealing with various military themes and ethnic groups, printed in a large font. Accompanying the verses are fine full page chromolithographs printed by Kronheim. “D” is for Dragoon, “ “I is for Indian Horseman, “Z” is for Zoave. This is a companion to Aunt Louisa’s picture books for children. First editions are rare and this is a nice copy. $850.00

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    PETER PAN ALPHABET 7. ABC. (PETER PAN) PETER PAN’S A B C. NY: Hodder & Stoughton, no date, circa 1913. 7 ½” wide x 9 1/4”, cloth backed boards, pictorial paste- on, one plate with 2 creases and slight foxing on text pages else VG+. This is a wonderful alphabet book starting with an abridged version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (whose name curiously enough is not mentioned anywhere), after which are verses for each letter of the alphabet with text relevant to the story. Printed on heavy coated paper and illustrated by FLORA WHITE with 26 (including cover) especially lovely color plates somewhat reminiscent of Attwell or Anderson. Probably due to the construction of the book few copies of this title survive in really nice condition. $800.00

    ABC ALSO 34, 116, 144, 146-8, 306

    ADOPTION - 94 ADULT (KNOWN FOR ADULT WORK) 133, 281

    ADVERTISING - 31, 198 AESOP - 112, 191, 237 AFRICA 300

    8. AINSLIE,KATHLEEN. CATHARINE SUSAN AND ME’S COMING OUT. London & NY: Castell & Stokes, no date, circa 1906. 12mo (4 3/4 x 5 ½”), flexible pictorial card covers, silk tie, light finger soil, VG+. Fabulous full page chromolithographs showing the primping and priming of these charming stick dolls for their coming-out party. Each illustration faces a page of text in script. (Osborne p. 960). $275.00

    WITH RARE PUBLISHER’S PRINTED ANNOUNCEMENT 9. ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. JO’S BOYS. Boston: Roberts, 1886 (1886). 12mo, brown cloth, 365p.+ [18]p. of pictorial ads, slight wear to spine ends, one corner bumped and small darkened spot on cover, really a VG+ bright copy. First edition, first state of this classic (sheets measure 1 16th” in bulk). LAID IN IS THE RARE PUBLISHER’S PRINTED SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF JO’S BOYS! It measures 3” wide x 4 ½” and contains Roberts Brothers specifics about the book: published early October, price $1.50 and more. BAL 211. This is a great copy of the book made even more desirable with the rare announcement. $900.00

    SCARCE ALDIN TITLE - ABERDEEN TERRIER 10. ALDIN,CECIL. GYP’S HOUR OF BLISS. London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Type Press, no date, circa 1920. Large 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/4”), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover soil, corners worn, top margin of some pages scraped else tight, clean and VG. Written by Aldin, this is the story of a mischievous Aberdeen Terrier, illustrated by him with 15 fine full page full color illustrations, 35 illustrations in blue line throughout the text, small color illustration on title page and pictorial endpapers - all printed on glossy paper. This is a very scarce and charming Aldin book. $850.00 (SEE ILLUS DIRECTLY TO THE RIGHT ------>>>>>>>)

    PETER PAN * HANSEL & GRETHEL * LITTLE BOY BLUE 11. ALL ABOUT BOOKS. LITTLE BOY BLUE GIFT BOX. NY: Cupples & Leon (1924, 1917, 1924). Offered here are 3 titles in the All About Series: All About Little Boy Blue by Emma Gelders Sterne, All About Hansel & Grethel and All About Peter Pan retold by Emma Gelders Sterne after J.M. Barrie, housed in the original red gift box with printed label. All books are 16mo (4 1/4 x 5 ½”), pictorial boards with pictorial paste-ons. All are in fine condition in fine dust wrappers and are illustrated with 8 color plates and line drawings in text. Hansel & Grethel is illustrated by Johnny Gruelle and the other two are illustrated by Thelma Gooch. $800.00

    ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN - 62, 203, 253

    BABY BOOK IN BOX 12. (ANDERSON,ANNE)illus. BABY’S RECORD. London: George Harrap (1920, 1928). 4to (8 x 10 5/8”), pink moire (silk) stamped in gold and blue, top edge gilt, 63p., FINE AND UNUSED IN PUBLISHER’S PICTORIAL BOX! (box flaps repaired). Issued in a leather edition in 1920, this is most likely the first cloth edition. A book to record baby’s “firsts”. The text is composed of poems by George Macdonald, William Blake and other notables. Illustrated by Anderson with 6 beautiful color plates plus delicate and lovely line illustrations in text. This is a superb copy of a rare Anne Anderson book. $650.00

    SIGNED BOOK WITH 2 FASCINATING LETTERS LAID IN 13. (ANGELO,VALENTI)illus. THE SONG OF ROLAND done into English in the original measure by Charles Scott Moncrief with an introduction by Hamish Miles. NY: Limited Editions Club 1938. 8vo (7 x 10 ½”), vellum backed boards, spine lightly soiled with some of the gilt rubbed else near Fine in slipcase which is toned on edges and backstrip. LIMITED TO 1500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY ANGELO and illustrated by him with half page illustrations and pictorial initials all hand-colored and illuminated by Angelo. The poem tells the story about Roland and the peers of Charlemagne who were defeated by the Saracens in 778. LAID IN ARE 2 FASCINATING HANDWRITTEN LETTERS ON ANGELO’S PERSONAL STATIONERY (7 3/4 x